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New laws this session

So far, 44 Government bills have become law during the 44th Parliament.

A bill must be adopted in the same form in both the House of Commons and the Senate before it can receive Royal Assent, the last step in the legislative process that allows a bill to become law.

The following is a list of Government bills and the date each bill received Royal Assent in the 44th Parliament (November 22, 2021 to present).

 

Bill C-60: Appropriation Act No. 4, 2023-24 (December 15, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson

  • This enactment grants the sum of $20,678,755,329 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024 that are not otherwise provided for.

 

Bill C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) (December 15, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Hassan Yussuff

  • This legislation aims to address firearms violence in Canada and implement preventative measures.

 

Bill C-56: Affordable Housing and Groceries Act (December 15, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Éric Forest

  • This legislation would implement a temporary enhancement to the GST New Residential Rental Property Rebate in respect of new purpose-built rental housing. It would also establish a framework for an inquiry to be conducted into the state of competition in a market or industry.

 

Bill C-48: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bail reform) (December 5, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This bill responds to public safety concerns about the bail system by introducing targeted measures to address repeat violent offending, with a focus on violence with weapons.

 

Bill C-42: An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts (November 2, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Percy Downe

  • This legislation aims to bring greater transparency to corporate Canada.

 

Bill S-12: (An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Sex Offender Information Registration Act and the International Transfer of Offenders Act) (October 26, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Bev Busson
  • This legislation strengthens the effectiveness of the National Sex Offender Registry, and to make the criminal justice system more responsive to the needs of victims. Find out more.

 

Bill C-47: Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1 (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Tony Loffreda

  • This legislation implements certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 28, 2023. It provides the legislative framework for the Government’s plan to help make life more affordable for low- and middle-income Canadians and build a clean economy that will create sustainable jobs, from coast to coast to coast.

 

Bill C-55: Appropriation Act No. 3, 2023-24 (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson

  • This enactment grants the sum of $20,478,605,110 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024.

 

Bill C-54: Appropriation Act No. 2, 2023-24 (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson

  • This enactment grants the sum of $108,700,157,669 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024.

 

Bill C-18: Online News Act (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Peter Harder

  • This legislation regulates digital news intermediaries to enhance fairness in the Canadian digital news marketplace and contribute to its sustainability.

 

Bill C-51: Self-Government Treaty Recognizing the Whitecap Dakota Nation / Wapaha Ska Dakota Oyate Act (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Brent Cotter

  • This legislation gives effect to the Self-Government Treaty Recognizing the Whitecap Dakota Nation / Wapaha Ska Dakota Oyate, reaffirming an inherent right to self-governance.

 

Bill S-8 : An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Peter Harder

  • This legislation bans sanctioned foreign nationals from Canada. It notably ensures that Russian individuals and entities who have been sanctioned in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are inadmissible to Canada.

 

Bill C-9: An Act to amend the Judges Act (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Pierre Dalphond

  • This legislation amends the Judges Act to replace the process through which the conduct of federally appointed judges is reviewed by the Canadian Judicial Council. It establishes a new process for reviewing allegations of misconduct that are not serious enough to warrant a judge’s removal from office.

 

Bill C-22: Canada Disability Benefit Act (June 22, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Brent Cotter

  • This enactment establishes the Canada disability benefit to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of working-age persons with disabilities.

 

Bill C-45: An Act to amend the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts, and to make a clarification relating to another Act (June 20, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Marty Klyne

  • This legislation modernizes the First Nations Financial Management Act, and provides First Nations with new tools and resources to pursue their long-term economic objectives.

 

Bill C-13: An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada’s Official Languages (June 20, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator René Cormier

  • This legislation recognizes that the French language requires a targeted approach in order to foster substantive equality between the two official languages all while continuing to protect the rights of linguistic minorities. It also recognizes the diversity of provincial and territorial language regimes.

 

Bill C-41: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (June 20, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Ratna Omidvar

  • This legislation facilitates humanitarian aid, as well as immigration activities and other government operations, in Afghanistan and other geographic areas controlled by terrorist groups.

 

Bill S-5 : Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act (June 13, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Stanley Kutcher

  • This legislation updates the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The aim is to strengthen Canada’s chemicals management regime and recognize a right to a healthy environment. Find out more.

 

Bill C-46: Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 3 (May 11, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This enactment authorizes additional payments to the provinces and territories. It also amends the Income Tax Act to provide an additional payment of the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) credit equal to double the amount of the regular January 2023 payment.

 

Bill C-11: Online Streaming Act (April 27, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Dennis Dawson

  • This bill updates the Broadcasting Act to ensure that online streaming services contribute, in an equitable and flexible way, to the creation of Canadian content, among other measures. Find out more.

 

Bill C-44: Appropriation Act No. 1, 2023-24 (March 30, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This enactment grants the sum of $89,678,492,027 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024 that are not otherwise provided for.

 

Bill C-43: Appropriation Act No. 5, 2022-23 (March 30, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants the sum of $4,680,112,624 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for.

 

Bill C-39: An Act to amend An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) (March 9, 2023)

Sponsor: Senator Stan Kutcher

  • This enactment delays, until March 17, 2024, the repeal of the exclusion from eligibility for receiving medical assistance in dying in circumstances where the sole underlying medical condition identified in support of the request is a mental illness.

 

Bill C-32: Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2022 (December 15, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Tony Loffreda

  • This legislation implements certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022.

 

Bill C-36: Appropriation Act No. 4, 2022-23 (December 15, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants to His Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.

 

Bill S-4: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Identification of Criminals Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (COVID-19 response and other measures) (December 15, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Pierre Dalphond

  • This legislation aims to modernize the criminal justice system. It helps address challenges faced by the courts, which were caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

 

Bill C-5: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (November 17, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This legislation repeals certain mandatory minimum penalties, allows for a greater use of conditional sentences and establishes diversion measures for simple drug possession offences, among other measures. Find out more.

 

Bill C-31: Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 2 (Targeted Support for Households) (November 17, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Hassan Yussuff

  • This legislation provides new dental and rental benefits to Canadians in need. It enacts the Dental Benefit Act, which provides an interim, tax-free benefit for children under the age of 12 who do not have access to private dental care. It also enacts the Rental Housing Benefit Act, which provides a one-time payment of $500 to eligible renters. Find out more.

 

Bill C-30: Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 1 (Targeted Tax Relief) (October 18, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Tony Loffreda

  • This bill provides temporary financial support for low- and modest-income Canadians through a special top-up payment under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Credit that doubles the GST Credit for six months. Find out more.

 

Bill C-28: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication) (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This bill amends the Criminal Code to provide for criminal liability for violent crimes of general intent committed by a person while in a state of negligent self-induced extreme intoxication. Find out more.

 

Bill C-19: Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Lucie Moncion

  • This legislation would implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures. Find out more.

 

Bill S-10: Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Act (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson

  • This bill advances Indigenous self-government. It enacts a new governance agreement with the Anishinabek Nation and modernizes a historic self-governance agreement with the shíshálh Nation. Find out more.

 

Bill C-25: Appropriation Act No. 3, 2022-23 (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants $115,056,882,851 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

 

Bill C-24: Appropriation Act No. 2, 2022-23 (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants $8,795,403,218 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

 

Bill C-14: Preserving Provincial Representation in the House of Commons Act (June 23, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Dennis Dawson

  • This legislation provides that, when the number of members of the House of Commons and the representation of the provinces in that House are readjusted on the completion of each decennial census, a province will not have fewer members assigned to it than were assigned during the 43rd Parliament. Find out more.

 

Bill C-8: Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021 (June 9, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Clément Gignac

  • This legislation proposes to implement certain provisions of the economic and fiscal update tabled in Parliament on December 14, 2021 and other measures. Find out more.

 

Bill C-16, Appropriation Act No. 1, 2022-23 (March 31, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This enactment grants the sum of $75,483,404,546 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

 

Bill C-15, Appropriation Act No. 5, 2021-22 (March 31, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This enactment grants the sum of $13,209,519,773 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

 

Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19, (March 4, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Marc Gold

  • This legislation allows Health Canada to purchase up to $2.5 billion worth of rapid tests, and distribute them to provinces, territories and Indigenous communities. Find out more.

 

Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (Guaranteed Income Supplement) (March 3, 2022)

Sponsor: Senator Jane Cordy

  • This legislation supports low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

 

Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (December 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator Hassan Yussuff

  • This legislation provides paid sick leave to federally regulated employees, and protects healthcare workers and patients from harassment. Find out more.

 

Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19 (December 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator Peter Boehm

  • This legislation provides further support to Canadians during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

 

Bill C-6, Appropriation Act No. 4, 2021-22 (December 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator Raymonde Gagné

  • This legislation grants the sum of $8,749,898,306 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. Find out more.

 

Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy) (December 8, 2021)

Sponsor: Senator René Cormier

  • This legislation, to ban the harmful and widely discredited practice known as conversion therapy, became the first Government bill to receive Royal Assent during the 44th Parliament. Find out more.

New laws this session